Cornell has received a $1.5 million endowment from the Central New York Humanities Corridor, thanks to a $3.55 million matching grant from the Mellon Foundation that also funded endowments at Syracuse and Rochester, which will support regional interdisciplinary humanities projects. With the Society for the Humanities stewarding the Cornell endowment, Cornell faculty will have faster access to funding with less paperwork.
Society for the Humanities Fellow Amy Sara Carroll MFA ’95 is a poet, scholar, and visual artist whose work engages cultural production at the US/Mexico border. Her first critical monograph, REMEX: Towards an Art History of the NAFTA Era, was released on December 15 from the University of Texas Press. Carroll is spending the 2017-2018 academic year as a Society for the Humanities Fellow, working on her next book, an exploration of three contemporary Mexican filmmakers in the context of Mexico’s global co-production.